Georgia State Water Law and Policy

Georgia River Network’s Georgia Water Wireblog provides an informed look, analysis and commentary on state and regional water-related topics in the news.

The Environmental Protection Division (EPD)  is responsible for protecting and restoring Georgia’s environment.  EPD is housed within the Department of Natural Resources (DNR).  The Board of Natural Resources “sets the rules and regulations for air and water quality, hunting seasons and bag limits, and other issues,” including hazardous waste management, water withdrawal permitting, fishing regulations and emergency response.

What’s New At EPD (news releases)

Water Protection Branch 

Rules and Laws 

Events, Notices and Announcements

Permitted Facilities

The Georgia Environmental Finance Authority (GEFA) “offers financing for drinking water, reservoir and water supply, water quality, storm water and solid waste infrastructure.”  Financing can be obtained through different funds, including the Governor’s Water Supply Program.

Carl Vinson Institute (University of Georgia) and Government Environmental Policy Program

River Basin Center (Eugene P. Odum School of Ecology, University of Georgia)